IBSAT 2021 is an online aptitude test conducted by The ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad for students seeking admission to the MBA/PGPM/PhD programs. ICFAI Business Aptitude Test is the University-Level exam conducts every year. The entrants who will qualify IBSAT Entrance test can get the admission to ICFAI affiliated different campuses in Jaipur, Hyderabad, Calcutta, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Dehradun. Candidates are advised to go through the whole article below for the details regarding IBSAT 2021 Important Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria and Admit Card.
IBSAT 2020 Selection Process will be conducted in February-March 2021.
IBSAT 2021 Important Dates
The IBSAT 2021 important dates and Schedule can be checked below in the given table:
IBSAT 2021 Schedule
Registration Start Date
01 July 2021
Last Date to Apply
12 December 2021
Admit card Download start date
13 December 2021
Last Date for Admit Card download
20 December 2021
IBSAT Exam Date 2021
21-22 December 2021
IBSAT Result Date
26 December 2021
Selection Briefings (Start-End Dates)
Last date to apply for IBS admission with CAT/GMAT/NMAT score
The Applicants must go through the Eligibility Criteria & Requirements before going for the registration process.
Click on the Register Link on IBSAT 2021 website to start the registration process.
Candidates can register by providing the basic information.
Registered Candidates will receive an email notification to their registered email id with their application number, password, and the link to complete the application form.
Once you got registered, Log In using the Login credentials.
Fill in the remaining details i.e, Personal details, Education Qualifications, Choice of Examination centre and hit "Submit".
A summary along with the complete amount payable will be presented. You will be redirected to the payment gateway page by clicking on the "Make Payment" link.
Make Fee Payment via Net banking /Debit card/ Credit card.
On successful completion of the form and payment, the candidate can download the online application form.
All future communications will be done only to the registered email ID.
IBSAT 2021 Application Fee
The Application Fee for ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT 2021) for aspirants belonging to different categories is displayed in the table below:
IBSAT 2021 Registration Fee
Mode of Payments: Application fee of IBSAT 2021 can be paid through following payments gateways.
Credit cards /Debit cards
IBSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test 2021 Eligibility is given below for various offered courses. Candidates should check whether they are eligible or not before applying for the exam. Here is the eligibility for IBSAT:
Graduation (any discipline) with an aggregate of 50% and above marks with medium of instruction as English.
All Entrants should have completed at least 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis).
Candidates not meeting the required eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS marks by 31 May 2021.
Applicants in their Last year of bachelor’s degree course are also permitted to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements (including practical examinations/viva/ assignments) before 31 May 2021.
The Applicants willing to take admission to PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management) Program offered by IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bangalore, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune have to appear for IBSAT 2021.
IBS Aptitude Test 2021, Candidates can download the ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test 2021 Hall-ticket from the official website using the Application No. & password.
If slot booking is provided, then candidates have to first book test slot and then download admit card of IBSAT 2021.
On the day of the exam, the admit card is to be carried in printed format.
On the admit card, candidates can check the allotted exam date and time of the exam as per which the students have to appear in the exam.
The candidates must have to produce Admit Card at the test-centre for writing the exam.
The admit card is not sent via post and must be downloaded online.
The Admit card includes the following Details:
Date & Time of Entrance Examination
Test Centre Details
IBSAT 2021 Exam Pattern
The IBS aptitude test 2021 Exam is an Online Entrance examination for applicants seeking admission in MBA /PGPM /PhD courses. The Exam Pattern of ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test 2021 is specified in a table below:
Entrance Exam Question Pattern for ISBAT 2021
Mode of Examination
Types of Questions
No. of Questions
No. of Sections
4: A, B, C, D
Medium of examination
(+) 1 for Correct Answers & No Negative Marking
Section-wise analysis of IBSAT Question Paper:
Number of questions
Maximum Score Section wise
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation(DA & DI)
IBSAT 2021 Syllabus
According to the IBS Aptitude Test 2021 Syllabus, candidates must prefer the CAT level to prepare for various topics. The syllabus will include various topics from the subjects of Verbal Ability(VA), Reading Comprehension(RC), Quantitative Ability(QA), Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation(DA & DI). Topics included in the syllabus of IBSAT 2019 are given below in details for various subjects:
Verbal Ability: Synonyms/Antonyms, Word Relation, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement/one-word substitute, Fill in the blanks, Jumbled Sentences.
Reading Comprehension(RC): 3 RCs with a word length of 500+, 1 RCs with a word length of 400+.
Quantitative Ability(QA): Number System, Speed, Time and Distance, Simplification & Algebra, Speed, Profit, Loss & Discount, Percentage, Permutation & Probability, Work and Time, Geometry and Mensuration, Simple interest & partnership, Time and Work, Ratio.
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation(DA & DI): Data Sufficiency, Data Interpretation (Pie chart), Data Interpretation (Line, Bar & Graph), Data Interpretation (Line and Table).
ISBAT 2021 Preparation Tips
Candidates can check the preparation tips through below-given details:
The candidates must study systematically and try to stick to the time table they have prepared. The candidates must study from reliable sources only and refer to the books of renowned authors.
Aptitude, logic, arithmetic, etc. subjects about which most of the questions are posed must be rigorously studied by the students.
The candidates must solve previous year question paper and also the available sample papers.
The candidates must be well aware of all the happenings in the country and internationally which would help them in being up to date and hence enhance their general knowledge.
The candidates need to have a proper diet and rest, which would help them in maintaining their health.
Important Books to Prepare for IBSAT 2021
The candidates can check below some important boos to prepare or IBSAT 2021 exam:
IBSAT 2021 Important Books
Books for preparation
Word Power Made Easy
Mathematics for MBA entrance exam
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examination
Objective English 6e: For Competitive Examination
IBSAT 2021 Admission Process
The ICFAI University, Dehradun, The ICFAI University, Jaipur and The ICFAI Society accept Scores from 2018 onwards (only the candidates who have not appeared for the selection process in February 2020 are eligible to attend) or IBSAT/CAT/ NMAT by GMAC/GMAT/SNAP/XAT/MAT/CMAT/CET (Maharashtra) and any other State Level Test. for admission.
Stage 1: Appear for IBSAT 2021
The candidates who have GMAT / NMAT / CAT scores do not need to appear for IBSAT 2021 and can move to stage 2 if selected.
Stage 2: The candidates have to appear for GD and PI
The selected candidates after stage 1 are called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The selection is totally based on the scores of IBSAT 2021 or GMAT / NMAT / CAT.
Stage 3: Final admission
The final admission is given on the basis of past academic record and performance of the candidates in GD and PI.
Selection Briefings after IBSAT 2021
What is Selection Briefings? – The selection briefings are a series of focused seminars to provide the candidate with an insight into Programs and processes at IBS. Selection Briefings will be conducted at 40 locations from Jan 9 – 17, 2021.
When is the selection process conducted?
MBA Program – Candidates qualified based on IBSAT2021/ CAT/GMAT®/NMAT by GMACTM are called for the Selection process at IBS Hyderabad campus scheduled from February / March 2021.
PhD Program – Candidates qualified based on IBSAT2021/ CAT/GMAT®/NMAT by GMACTM are called for the Selection process at IBS Hyderabad campus.
What does the selection process comprise of? – Group Discussion, Personal interview.
IBS is considered one of the finest B-school in the country, providing excellence in academic front and infrastructure. Established in 1995, IBS is a member of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE)and offers MBA and PhD programmes and has been declared a university. IBS campuses are spread across the country in different states which are- Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Gurgaon, Dehradun and Jaipur. IBS Dehradun and Jaipur offers MBA programs only under the state legislature of Uttrakhand and Government of Rajasthan respectively. Candidates can get admission to any of these campuses through CAT/MAT/NMAT and IBSAT( conducted by the university itself).
IBSAT Important Dates
IBSAT 2021 Form Date
01 Jul - 12 Dec 2021 (Tentative)
ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test Exam Pattern
Question Paper Type :
Multiple Choice Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Ques 1: What is IBSAT?
Ques 2: How to apply for IBSAT?
Ques 3: How do I prepare for the IBSAT GD & PI round ?
Ques 4: Which are some good colleges accepting IBSAT score?
Ques 5: Is IBSAT a common entrance for all programs of IBS?
Ques 6: What does the selection process comprise of in IBS?
Ques 7: What is the difficulty level of IBSAT 2021?
Ques 8: Is it necessary to take MBA entrance exams such as CAT, before applying for IBSAT?